This festival is held annually. This event began in 2002. It is held and celebrated with much enthusiasm. There are many activities and festivities that accompany this event. These include International folkloric shows, heritage villages, countryside lifestyles exhibition, horse exhibition, children’s cinema festival, poetry night, musical night, Islamic calligraphy exhibition, costume shows and plays. The event lasts about 10 days and is held at venues throughout Doha including the Visual Arts Center, Alwaseel auditorium, the Ritz Carlton and a number of shopping malls.